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Hi, my name is rocenante!

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rocenante
rocenante Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Afternoon all, diagnosed 3 days ago now and found this forum,also diagnosed with rrms at same appointment so bit of a shock

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  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 22,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @rocenante Welcome to the Community. If you have any questions please ask. It can take some time for you to come to terms  with a new diagnosis. Hopefully this means you will get some help now. Take care. 
  • serenity2
    serenity2 Community member Posts: 250 Pioneering
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    Hi @rocenante

    welcome, I guess in some ways we can learn to manage things when we know what our diagnosis is. Hope it helps you to know. Realise it could also be a bit daunting to know.

    Im glad you found the forum  
    best wishes to you
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome @rocenante and thank you for joining and introducing yourself. I can imagine a double diagnosis was a bit of a shock, but remember there's no 'right' way to feel about this. Have you got ongoing support from your GP?

    If you'd like to have a look around the rest of the forum, here's a few of the best places to get started:

    • Recent discussions is where you'll find all the latest conversations our members are having
    • The categories page shows all the different topics for discussion
    • The virtual coffee lounge is a place to chat, get to know other members, and play games too
    Take your time, and please ask if you need a hand with anything :) 
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  • rocenante
    rocenante Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thanks for the welcome folks ...to be honest I hadn't even heard of lumber spinal stenosis before so just trying to get head round to it...my consultant said quite a few people will be in contact with me regarding the stenosis and MS.i just haven't a clue what happens next or what I should be looking for
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm glad you'll have specialists in touch soon @rocenante

    If you'd like, you can have a look at our Chronic Pain and Pain Management or Physical and Neurological Impairments categories, you should find some members with similar experiences here on the forum. 

    It's also good to bear in mind that coming to terms with any new diagnosis and managing that, might also have a knock on effect for your mental health, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you're ever struggling or would like a chat :) 
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